Richard Kirstein

Music Rights Management Consultant
London, UK


Richard is the author of Music Rights Without Fights and an experienced specialist in music rights licensing for brand communications. Following a music degree and formative years recording and touring with bands, Richard composed music for commercials in London. He subsequently ran the licensing division of Zomba Music Publishers then established Leap Music, a joint venture with BBH London – the first music publishing company inside a UK ad agency.

At APR, Richard serves as Music Rights Management Consultant, supporting North America, LATAM, and EMEA teams. Richard champions smarter strategies to secure optimal commercial outcomes for APR clients who use licensed and original music in their campaigns.